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I’m Dani, I write, I take photos, I like to cook and I like to travel. On this blog you’ll find photos and stories about our experiences traveling the world while raising a family.
In 2009 I started The Hot Pot Blog to write about food and life in Washington D.C. Two months later, my boyfriend of 9 months got a job offer he couldn’t refuse and asked me to move around the world (and marry) him. Five years, four countries, three languages, two kids and one new camera later, we are still in love and I’m still writing about it all. From 2010-2012 we lived in Chengdu, China. From 2012-2014 we lived in New Delhi, India. Now we’re based in Milan, Italy.
In between playdates and exploring Italy, I’m a part-time photographer and writer. You can find out more on www.danielledumm.com.
Welcome to Hot Pot! So happy to have you here!
Want to have me write or take photos of something for you or your publication? Want to just chat babies and mamahood? Email me at danielle(dot)dumm(at)gmail(dot)com.
And the necessary disclaimer: all opinions expressed here are personal, not professional in nature. There will likely be no earth-shattering political opinions on this blog, but if there were, they would not in any way be representative of nor endorsed by the U.S, government. Just so you know.
P.S. Why Hot Pot? I chose the name “Hot Pot” at random because it was (is) one of our favorite Chinese meals at the time when I started this blog five years ago in Washington D.C. Had you told me at the time that within the next 3 months I would get engaged and married to a man actually moving to not just the country but the specific city that invented Chinese Hot Pot, I would not have believed you. Funny bit of foreshadowing that.